Ivanovic Beats Safina for French Open Crown

20-year-old wins first grand slam
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2008 5:09 PM CDT
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic poses with her trophy in front of the Eiffel tower after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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(Newser) – An ecstatic Ana Ivanovic won her first grand slam today, beating Russian Dinara Safina to take the French Open crown, Reuters reports. Safina fought hard in the first set, turning a 4-1 deficit into a 4-4 but ultimately fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. “I feel so happy, I have no words to describe that,” said the 20-year-old Serbian. “Winning a grand slam title is something I dreamed of since I was a little kid.”